Coleman County man sentenced for shooting at aircraft
Updated On: Mar 13 2013 12:13:43 PM CDT
A Coleman County man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for shooting at a crop dusting plane.
James Cate, 69, was sentenced by a Lubbock federal judge. Cate pleaded guilty to making a threat to an aircraft.
The incident happened in February of last year. Cate shot at a plane that was crop dusting near his land in Talpa. One of his shots hit and damaged the plane. The pilot was uninjured.
Cate also has to pay a $297,000 fine.
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